Just because you’re a small business doesn’t mean that you’re safe from a hack. Small business owners oftentimes think that they have nothing to worry about when it comes to hackers because they feel like they don’t have enough information worthy of a hacker stealing.
Have you heard of Equifax? Yes, the major credit reporting agency. According to Wired, their security was compromised in mid-May when there was a patch available in March for the vulnerability that caused all the trouble. Read on to learn how proper patch management can save you from a terrifying IT security breach like this.
A company called Antivirus Comparatives recently tested the antivirus (AV) apps in Google Play. They found that only 80 of the 250 AV apps they tested are capable of actually detecting the most common viruses. The company also noticed that many of the unsafe antivirus apps had a four-star rating, according to GrahamCluely.
When you visit an encrypted website, the connection between the source of the web page and your browser is secure. Encryption ensures users’ browsing habits are safe from hackers’ prying eyes, but phishing scammers have found a way to adopt it for their own schemes. How hackers use encryption to carry out phishing scams According […]
You might be entering credit card details on a website to purchase something online or filling in your personal information to subscribe to a service, thinking you’re safe behind the keyboard. And you probably are — if the computer you’re using doesn’t have a keylogger installed. But for HP laptop users, chances are they aren’t […]
Did you know that viruses, ransomware, spyware, and trojans are all categorized as types of malware? Having been around for decades, these cyber threats have grown both in number and intensity. Needless to say, it pays to know how each of them works as well as how to protect your business. Viruses Once created to […]
The cyber community hasn’t fully recovered from the WannaCry ransomware attacks, which struck businesses and organizations in May. Now, a Petya ransomware variant named Nyetya is poised to join its ranks as one of the worst cyber attacks in history. Like WannaCry, its attackers exploited unpatched Microsoft vulnerabilities and demanded a $300 ransom in Bitcoins. […]
As workplace IT gets more and more hi-tech, the average user gets further from the building blocks that keep it running. At times that seems like a good thing, but if you aren’t aware of the most basic aspects of your hardware, you could be vulnerable to a nasty cyber attack. Make sure you’re secure […]
Do you have security measures in place for your office’s printers? By “security,” we don’t mean locked doors or watchful guards; we’re referring to security against hackers that use printers as a weapon. Despite many companies going paperless, printers are still essential in most offices. And based on recent reports, popular printer brands are targeted […]
Ransomware has become a fast-track for making money for some hackers this holiday season. But instead of just demanding a small payment for the decryption code that will unlock their computers, some hackers are demanding that victims sacrifice two other friends to ensure they receive the code they need. Read more to find out what […]